‘I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SEW” Really?

Some of the hottest fashions this year are easy to sew designs brought back from the 1960’s and 1970’s. Just look at vintage patterns online to see what I mean! Some even reach back to the 1940’s and 1950’s too!

I guess I am wondering why some people pay over $100 for a top or skirt these days? Time is a factor but I feel we are all loosing our sense of value when it comes to shelling out the big bucks for certain items. Everyday items.

So here is what I came up with…a lady who doesn’t know how to sew. It’s just now hot enough to wear it!

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This was taken from the older “Pillowcase Dress” concept where you make a little girl’s dress from a pillowcase. Just cut your material in two pieces like a pillowcase and go from there! There are many videos on U-Tube and I watched several for ideas. I had the material on hand so that made it even easier! Hope you try one too!

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FOR GIRLS WITH LARGER WAISTS

I am going to steal a very good article from a Tennessee lady’s fashion site to reassure you that there is a way to make your favorite jeans work if you are having a hard time finding the perfect jeans for yourself! Susanafter60.com offers great visuals and ideas as well as a source for purchases.

http://susanafter60.com/alteration-tip-for-a-thick-waistline/

Please let me know if you like these suggestions!

 

 

 

 

 

GET YOUR HAT ON! WINTER IS COMING!

Not everyone has their own crochet expert designer to make their hats like I do, but most department stores do have a section for hats, scarves and gloves. Don’t wait for your friends to start wearing them! Find your own style and add one to your favorite outfit. I have several colors. This one is black with flecks of other colors. And I almost forgot…the smaller silk neck tie scarves are a hit this year after heavy large scarves have dominated the scene for the last 3 years. I am wearing this plaid long shirt with grey leggings.

See you next time, Mary

 

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NO TIME TO SEW? BLANKET SCARVES

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-12-22-52-pm Trying to get ready for Fall and have no time to get out the sewing machine?? Try this DIY instructional on making a blanket scarf with just a few steps and help from Jo-Anne Fabrics. You’ll be glad you did.

DIY No Sew Flannel Blanket Scarf

Transitional Clothes For Fall

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Before you don those chunky sweaters, suede skirts and bomber jackets, try mixing your spring/summer clothes with vests, scarves or light sweaters of Fall colors such as golds, oranges, ambers, greens, rusts and browns.

If you jump into your Fall/Winter wardrobe too quickly, you will get tired of it before January! Use your imagination and spice up those things still hanging in your closet. And don’t forget…black goes with almost anything these days!

Have fun and enjoy our season of Autumn!     Love, Mary

 

 

 

 

So Am I Busy?

In addition to the color chart I placed on this site last visit, I want to tell you what I found out. Dark Chocolate Browns, Honey, Golds, Amber, Dark Maroons will round out your wardrobe this Fall 2016. I’ve been back to painting! Here I show my newest venture painting leather with a two-tone bag! Saddle Bags will be one of the throw-backs on accessories.

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I learned a new trick in painting leather and vinyl this last year. I might tell you about it if you ask! Until next time! Mary

Are You Getting Ready For Fall 2016?

http://www.pantone.com/fashion-color-report-fall-2016#hero

If you haven’t seen THIS yet, you need to…link is above.

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Here are those “to die for” colors for this Fall, 2016. And all ages can wear these, too! Wonder what color your new handbag should be? What about a new scarf or belt? I vote for SPICY MUSTARD’, also called Ochre, Dark Marigold, etc. Well, check these colors out, but don’t wait too long. As soon as those hot days cool off and start to fade away, you’ll want that new “sprint” of color to carry you off as you parade down Main Street, USA.

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Hope your summer has been all you hoped for!   See you soon, Mary Ann Young Robinson